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June 2019

Summer Tours of Beekman Bank!

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until September 2, 2019

C.C. Beekman Bank, Corner of California and N 3rd Street
Jacksonville, OR United States
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$3

We are pleased to announce that an “Access History” grant from the Jackson County Cultural Coalition will allow Historic Jacksonville, Inc. to open the historic C.C. Beekman Bank to the public again this summer.  “Banking hours” are 11am to 4pm, Friday through Monday, from May 25 through September 2. The Bank, located at the corner of California and North 3rd streets, is the oldest financial institution in the Pacific Northwest and has been preserved as a museum since Cornelius Beekman locked the…

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Mentoring Essentials Training with Rogue Valley Mentoring

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
OR United States + Google Map

Free and lunch included To register: rvmentoring.org or 541-708-6688 Change a life with an hour a week. Become a Mentor! Subjects covered include: One on one youth mentoring, active listening, healthy boundaries, relationship building, and strength-based mentoring.

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Author Shelley Shepard at Ashland Library

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Since 2000, Shelley has sold over forty novels to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Abingdon Press. She has been interviewed by NPR, and her books have been highlighted in numerous publications, including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. Blackstone Publishing will provide complimentary final copies of Shelly’s new novel, Hold on Tight, for her to sign for attendees.   Under the name Shelley Shepard Gray, Shelley writes Amish romances for HarperCollins’ inspirational line, Avon Inspire. Her recent novel,…

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Medicare Workshops

June 27 @ 4:30 pm
Smullin Health Education Center, 2825 E Barnett Rd
Medford, OR United States
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Futurity First will host a series of four Medicare 101 Workshops throughout the Rogue Valley. Linda Clarkson, Cheryl Harrison and Melissa Mlasko will present the hour-long workshops, explaining Medicare Parts A and B, and exploring options with Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplements. Participants will also learn how prescription drug plans work, how to get help with the cost of prescription drugs and how Medicare works with the VA. The complimentary workshops are designed for people who are turning 65…

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Curious About Vaccines?

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Medford Library Medford, OR United States + Google Map

This free event being offered to answer questions about vaccines, disease and public health and is put on by a nonprofit, community-based, well-educated group, with the main goal of helping parents and individuals understand vaccines better so they may make informed decisions about their choices. Featured speakers include Dr. Jennifer Margulis, Dr. Rick Kirschner, and Cynthia Cournoyer.

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ScienceLive Shows

June 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Science Works Ashland, OR 97501 United States + Google Map

See science that fizzes, freezes, and pops in a ScienceLive show! Our ScienceLive demonstrators will lead you through exciting presentations that explore chemistry, physics, life science, and more. These 20 to 30-minute long interactive performances give selected audience members a chance to help make real science happen on stage. Think like a scientist and discover phenomena twice a day on weekends all

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July 2019

Beat the Heat: Hike Redwood National & State Parks

July 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Hiking guidebook author and Ashland resident John Soares shares the best places for you to beat the Rogue Valley heat and enjoy clean and cool air under the big trees and along the Pacific Coast of Redwood National & State Parks near Crescent City, CA. John will show pictures and tell stories of his favorite hikes in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and more, all based on his recently released book "Hike the Parks: Redwood…

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Framing Nature: How Culture Shaped Crater Lake & the National Parks

July 2 @ 7:00 pm
Four Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W Main St
Medford, OR United States
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Older national parks such as Crater Lake are usually adorned with what Americans call "rustic architecture."  This type of design is a window to the past, and an indication of how European culture has seen nature. Stephen Mark is guest speaker at the July 2 talk, “Framing Nature: How Culture Shaped Crater Lake and the National Parks.” Stephen puts “America’s Best Idea” into context, forcing people to reassess what they think they know about a place less than 100 miles…

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Windows in Time Lecture Series

July 3 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 4, 2019

Medford Library Medford, OR United States + Google Map

Central Point: A Crossroads Through Time May 1 & 8 with Alice Mullaly A Century Of Fellowship: The University Club June 5 & 12 with Ron Kramer Pears And POWs: New Perspectives July 3 & 10 with Lina Cordia The Chinook Salmon Migrations To The Upper Klamath River August 7 & 14 with John Hamilton The Grand Dams Of The Upper Rogue September 4 & 11 with Dennis Ellingson On The Home Front: Southern Oregon's Unique Experience During World War…

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Pears and POWs: New Perspectives

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Medford Library Medford, OR United States + Google Map

Lina Cordia will present “Pears and POWs: New Perspectives” on Wednesday, July 3 at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and Wednesday, July 10 at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard from 12 noon–1:00 p.m. at both locations. Is there such a thing as a democratic “Nazi,” or are the two terms ideologically opposed? One of the 155 prisoner of war base camps during World War II in the U.S., Southern Oregon’s Camp White housed Field Marshall Erwin Rommel’s…

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Exploring the Healthcare of Chinese Railroad Workers Through an Historic and Archaeological Lens

July 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hannon Library at SOU, 1290 Ashland St
Ashland, OR United States
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Please join us for this FREE talk! “Exploring the Healthcare of Chinese Railroad Workers Through an Historic and Archaeological Lens” By Dr. Sarah Heffner, PAR Environmental Services Inc. Chinese railroads workers performed dangerous and labor-intensive work, and many died or were seriously injured as a result. Little is known about how these individuals treated their injuries and ailments. Analysis of medicinal artifacts dating from 1865 to 1910 recovered from railroad sites in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Texas, and Utah, suggest…

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Haunted History Tour

July 5 @ 7:00 pm
OR United States + Google Map

These 1-hour guided walks introduce guests to ghosts and spirits from Jacksonville’s pioneer past still lingering in the town’s historic buildings.  Two different tour routes are available.  Courthouse route tours highlighting brothels, epidemics, and hangings are offered at 7pm and again at 7:30pm.  Britt Hill route tours featuring arson, saloons, and Chinatown begin at 7:15pm and repeat at 7:45pm.  Both tours include multiple haunted houses.  All tours leave from the Jacksonville Visitors’ Center at the corner of N. Oregon and “C” streets.  The cost is $5…

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Film & Conversation: American Creed

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Medford Library Medford, OR United States + Google Map

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy join a diverse group of Americans to explore whether a unifying set of beliefs ~ an American creed ~ can prove more powerful than the issues that divide us. Join Marla Estes & Rob Schlapfer to watch and discuss Public Broadcasting's AMERICAN CREED

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Haunted History Tour

July 7 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day 7 of the month, repeating until September 6, 2019

OR United States + Google Map
$5

Four tours and two tour routes are offered each night.  Both tour routes feature haunted houses, but the 7 and 7:30 p.m. “Courthouse Tour” shares tales of brothels, epidemics, and hangings; the slightly more strenuous 7:15 and 7:45 p.m. “Britt Hill Tour” focuses on arson, saloons, and Oregon’s first Chinatown.

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How to Save the Ocean and Have Fun Doing It

July 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Medford Library Medford, OR United States + Google Map

How to Save the Ocean and Have Fun Doing It focuses on building an empathetic connection to sea life. Environmental educator, Hannah Kolni, will teach kids and teens how the young environmental hero, Boyan Slat—and others inspired by him—are helping to solve the problem of ocean trash.  Participants will create a recycled art sculpture to reinforce learning and to help teach others how to make a difference, too.   SESSION 1: Life Below Water Monday, July 8 • 3:30–4:30 p.m.…

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Understanding the Subconscious Mind on Your Way to Well-Being

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ashland Co-op Community Classroom, 300 N Pioneer St
Ashland, OR United States
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Ginny Dean, Rapid Transformational Therapist, will introduce techniques on tapping into our subconscious mind to move from a fixed mindset to transformation of our inner self and personal growth. Information: 541-951-4596

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Pears and POWs: New Perspective

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Lina Cordia will present “Pears and POWs: New Perspectives” on Wednesday, July 3 at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and Wednesday, July 10 at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard from 12 noon–1:00 p.m. at both locations. Is there such a thing as a democratic “Nazi,” or are the two terms ideologically opposed? One of the 155 prisoner of war base camps during World War II in the U.S., Southern Oregon’s Camp White housed Field Marshall Erwin Rommel’s…

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Gold Hill Writer’s Critique Group

July 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Second Wednesdays monthly
Gold Hill Branch Library, 202 Dardenelles St
Gold Hill, OR United States
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The Gold Hill Library will host a new Writer’s Critique Group on the second Wednesday of each month beginning March 14 at the Gold Hill Library, 202 Dardanelles Street. The Writer’s Critique Group is open to eight writers of any genre with a work in progress. Participants must be willing to present their own writing for a gentle supportive critique, as well as provide the same to fellow writers. Group members commit to reading 5 pages per month of each group member’s work (up…

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Think & Drink with Richard Blanco

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10

Think & Drink is an onstage conversation series with Oregon Humanities that explores provocative ideas and fresh perspectives. In 2013, poet Richard Blanco was chosen to read at Barack Obama's second Presidential Inauguration. As one of just 5 presidential inaugural poets in history, Richard joins the ranks of poets such as Maya Angelou and Robert Frost in that honor, and Richard was the youngest and the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in that role. He is the…

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Insulting the President: From Washington to Trump

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Author Edwin Battistella discusses his forthcoming book Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels: Insulting the President from Washington to Trump (Oxford University Press, 2020). Battistella traces the ways in which Presidents have been insulted over the centuries since the founding of the republic, selecting from over 500 examples he has collected. Battistella suggests that less has changed that you might think, as far as insults go. He also looks at the language of the insult itself and the categories of invective and figures of speech…

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